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VATICAN – CHINA
As Vatican defends China over organ trafficking, Huang Jiefu says he plays no diplomatic role
Conference participants criticise China, claiming it hides trafficking in prisoners’ organs. ““Are they doing any illegal transplantation of organs in China? We can’t say. But we want to strengthen the movement for change,” said Mgr Sánchez Morondo. Huang was invited to the Vatican only as transplant expert. Some suspect that the Holy See wants to ingratiate itself with Beijing to continue their dialogue.
07/02/2017 09:21:00 CHINA-VATICAN
Former Chinese Minister to speak today at the Vatican on organ trafficking
A Chinese delegation is participating in a summit organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. For a long time and with so many tests, China has been accused of feeding the trafficking of organs harvesting them from the bodies of executed prisoners, even without their permission. From 2015 in China a law admits only voluntary donations, but the figures between donors and transplants do not correspond.
India, wombs for rent and "medical tourism". The risks of progress without ethics
A report by Dr. Carvalho, Indian expert at the recent General Assembly of the Pontifical Academy for Life emphasizes the danger of technology without controls and without ethical boundaries. The warning of Benedict XVI: Doctors must protect women from deception of abortion.
08/04/2017 17:43:00 IRAN
Iran’s tourism plans to boost the economy after years of sanctions
Since the nuclear deal came into effect, foreign tourist arrivals more than doubled. The goal is increase them from 4.8 million in 2014 to 20 million in 2025. Tehran alone saw a 13 per cent jump in foreign arrivals. The government plans tax breaks to bolster the sector.
Holy See: intolerable sex tourism reduces women to slaves
In a letter written on behalf of the Pope, Cardinal Bertone writes that contacts between various cultures should aim at promoting rights, especially those of women, even in a sector like tourism in which they are more often than not relegated to performing secondary roles.
01/02/2005 THAILAND - ASIA
UN World Tourism Organisation in Phuket to discuss industry recovery
Thai Prime Minister calls on Asian leaders to cooperate to prevent other tsunamis.
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